The lights are on
Okay so I hadn't played any god of war games before I played this one so I didnt really know why I was kicking butt, but from the beginning of the game to where you battle Hades, I had been convinced my money was already well spent.
Coming in to the franchise in the third game was a little strange, but it payed off because I had no expectations. My friend had just said that the game would be fun, so I pre-ordered it, and got it the day it came out, came home, played it and I couldnt believe it. My expectations/Actual game ratio was higher then any game that ive ever played ever.
I agree with you here with 9.5. It is quite epic.